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Jackson County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Jackson County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Seat McKee
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

347 sq mi (899 km²)
346 sq mi (896 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.07%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

13,495
39/sq mi (15/km²)
Founded 1858
Named for Andrew Jackson, President of the United States (1829–1837).
Time zone Eastern Standard Time : -5/-4
Jackson County, Kentucky courthouse.jpg
Jackson County courthouse in McKee, Kentucky
Website www.kykinfolk.com/jackson/

Jackson County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. It was formed in 1858. As of 2000, the population was 13,495. Its county seat is McKee[1]. The county is named for Andrew Jackson; it's a prohibition or dry county.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 347 square miles (899 km2), of which 346 square miles (896 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) is water.

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1860 3,087
1870 4,547 47.3%
1880 6,678 46.9%
1890 8,261 23.7%
1900 10,561 27.8%
1910 10,734 1.6%
1920 11,687 8.9%
1930 10,467 −10.4%
1940 16,339 56.1%
1950 13,101 −19.8%
1960 10,677 −18.5%
1970 10,005 −6.3%
1980 11,996 19.9%
1990 11,955 −0.3%
2000 13,495 12.9%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21109.txt

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 13,495 people, 5,307 households, and 3,953 families residing in the county. The population density was 39 per square mile (15 /km2). There were 6,065 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (6.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 99.17% White, 0.05% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.01% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.04% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 0.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,307 households out of which 35.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.20% were married couples living together, 10.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.50% were non-families. 23.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 9.80% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 11.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $20,177, and the median income for a family was $23,638. Males had a median income of $25,087 versus $16,065 for females. The per capita income for the county was $10,711. About 25.80% of families and 30.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.50% of those under age 18 and 24.10% of those age 65 or over.

Schools

Elemantary Schools: McKee Elementary, Sand Gap Elementary, and Tyner Elementary (Grades Preschool through 5)

Middle Schools: Jackson County Middle School (Grades 6 through 8)

High Schools: Jackson County High School (Grades 9 through 12)

Private Institutions: Annville Christian Academy (up to grade 8), Outreach Christian Academy (up to grade 12)

Cities and towns

History

Politics

In Presidential elections Jackson County has been historically, and strongly, Republican for decades. In 1940 Wendell Willkie received over 88% of the county's vote.[3] The county reportedly gave the Republican candidate the highest percentage in the 1948[4] 1960[5], 1976[6], and 1988 Presidential elections.[7] Overall Republicans have won by solid margins in every election of the last 53 years.[8][9] More specifically since 1992 the Republican candidate has consistently received 70% or more of the county's vote.[10] The overwhelmingly Republican alliance is credited to the strong allegiance the area had to the Union during the American Civil War.

The county is part of Kentucky's 5th congressional district, which has a Cook Partisan Voting Index of R+8 and is represented by Republican Hal Rogers. In the Kentucky House of Representatives it is in the 89th District and has been represented by Republican Marie L. Rader since 1997. In the Kentucky Senate it is in the 21st District and has been represented by Republican Tom Jensen since 2005.[11]

Famous residents

David "Stringbean" Akeman
Freddie Langdon
Randy Hays (was a guitar player in the Keith Whitley Band)
Woody Brooks (Has appeared a few times on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno)

See also

References

External links

Coordinates: 37°25′N 84°01′W / 37.42°N 84.01°W / 37.42; -84.01


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Jackson County, Kentucky
Map
File:Map of Kentucky highlighting Jackson County.png
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the USA highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1858
Seat McKee
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.07%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

13495
Time zone Eastern Standard Time : UTC-5/-4
Website: www.jacksoncountykentucky.com
Named for: Andrew Jackson, President of the United States (1829–1837).

Jackson County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. It was formed in 1858. As of 2000, the population is 13,495. Its county seat is McKee6. The county is named for Andrew Jackson; it's a prohibition or dry county.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 898 km² (347 sq mi). 897 km² (346 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.07%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 13,495 people, 5,307 households, and 3,953 families residing in the county. The population density was 15/km² (39/sq mi). There were 6,065 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (18/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 99.17% White, 0.05% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.01% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.04% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 0.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,307 households out of which 35.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.20% were married couples living together, 10.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.50% were non-families. 23.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 9.80% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 11.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $20,177, and the median income for a family was $23,638. Males had a median income of $25,087 versus $16,065 for females. The per capita income for the county was $10,711. About 25.80% of families and 30.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.50% of those under age 18 and 24.10% of those age 65 or over.

Schools

Elemantary Schools: McKee Elementary, Sand Gap Elementary, and Tyner Elementary (Grades Preschool through 5)

Middle Schools: Jackson County Middle School (Grades 6 through 8)

High Schools: Jackson County Hight School (Grades 9 through 12)

Private Institutions: Annville Christian Academy (up to grade 7)

Cities and towns

See also

External link

Coordinates: 37°25′N 84°01′W / 37.42, -84.01

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